Margaree: the way vacations can be...

If you love the "thrill of the hunt" in big-box stores, crave the hustle and flow of big-city life, or need to see the latest film at the local megaplex, then Margaree is NOT for you.

But if you appreciate Celtic music or other authentic cultural events, and the chance to take in our stunning coastline and superb crafters, look no further;
if you like the notion of unwinding on almost-deserted beaches, enjoying fresh lobster, or fly fishing for salmon or trout on a glorious river, then come visit the Margaree River Valley, on Cape Breton Island's spectacular Cabot Trail.

Visit our renowned Salmon Museum, and the historic Fish Hatchery
(the oldest in Nova Scotia) and hiking, skiing or snowmobiling is
spectacular on our trail network.

Spoil yourself with a time out. Slow down and explore our site. You will find a place and a way of life that you know exists, but have not yet experienced.


"We're Number 1"
Travel & Leisure Magazine has tabulated the numbers and
Cape Breton Island was ranked the #1 island overall in North America.
Check the rankings!

Check the Fall Festival season!

Consider the Fall Celtic Colours International Festival

Read how a New Yorker finds the Margaree Valley

Nova Scotia Rodney MacDonald Top 10 to David Letterman


Summer Festival Days 2011
Friday July 1
This year we will kick off our festival season with a writers' gathering and discussion at the Coady and Tompkins Library in Margaree Forks, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Canada Day, July 1. Our panel of writers will include Leslie Crew, Lynn Coady, Carol Off, and others. The panel will be followed by our annual Picnic Auction on the stage behind the library. Attendance is free, with donations gladly accepted. All funds will go to support the library building, which is maintained by the Margaree Area Development Association (MADA)

Saturday August 6
Please join in the fun for our "Anything that can float" race down the river, between 1 and 3:30 p.m. The race will start off at Tanner's Run, ending at Doyle's Bridge, where we will have a barbecue and the awarding of prizes for the race, etc. This is a great event for the kids! From 4 to 5:30 p.m., the Stadacona Military Band will present a concert behind the library. Once again, all are welcome at no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Saturday August 13
Get your blood moving at a dance event with music provided by the band Blues Merchant, which will take place at night in the garden area behind the library.
This night will include a Beer Garden and a Barbeque. Curtain time to be announced,
but expected to be around 8 p.m.

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